Weekly Roundup – December 16th 2016

What I’m reading, watching, enjoying this week.

  1. Neil Gaiman – “Make Great Art” Commencement Speech
  2. Why Does America Love Bass Fishing?
    • All around the boat, Lake El Salto was waking up. A purple glow seeped over the Sierra Madres, turning the lake’s surface into a puddle of ink. Tropical birds stirred along the bank, whooping like monkeys; high above them, an eagle circled with the regularity of a drone. In the little inlet where our boat was currently parked, fish the size of saucers — tilapia, gray with flamingo-pink-mottled bellies — flipped briefly out of the water and back in, like badly skipped stones, snatching at bugs no bigger than motes of dust.
  3. Marathon Man
    • Who wants to run 26.2 miles through the Maine North Woods in the middle of December? And who really believes that doing so will make a lick of difference for a mill town on the ropes? This guy does.
  4. Google, democracy and the truth about internet search
    • With all the stories coming out about fake news, I found this article rather interesting as well. Here’s what you don’t want to do late on a Sunday night. You do not want to type seven letters into Google. That’s all I did. I typed: “a-r-e”. And then “j-e-w-s”.
  5. Student is suing Oxford for $1 million for failing to make him rich and successful
    1. This one just makes me laugh. Who said millennials get a bad rap? This reminds me of the guy who tried to sue SFO Airport for breaking up his marriage due to the noise!

Make it a great weekend…